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Medical Humanities in China – conference

An international interdisciplinary conference at Peking University Institute for Medical Humanities, 15-17th October, 2015, jointly convened by UCL and PKU

A unique opportunity to learn Chinese Sign Language at UCL!

学中国手语!Short intensive introductory immersion course spread over 6 days, 13–24 July More...

Hot and Numb! 2000 years of Sichuan pepper

Saturday 13th June, 12.00 midday, The Spice Exchange, Kew Gardens. As part of the Kew Full of Spice Festival 2015, Vivienne Lo (UCL CCHH) will give a presentation on the history of Sichuan pepper, its medical and culinary uses. More...

Film and Discussion: When China Met Africa

Wednesday 20 May, 6.30pm, Roberts 106, UCL. FREE – part of UCL Festival of the Arts 2015. Book via Eventbrite.

Lady Precious Stream

A symposium on S. I. Hsiung's 1934 play, and the obstacles to and opportunities for East Asian voices in UK theatre and literature. Monday 18 May, 6.30–8pm, Anatomy JZ Young LT.

Call for Chinese-speaking choral singers!

London Chinese Philharmonic Choir 伦敦华人爱乐合唱团 (LCPC) is looking for additional singers to perform the Yellow River Cantata 黄河大合唱 in September/October 2015. More...

5th Annual Chinese Visual Festival

7–22 May 2015, at King’s College London, BFI Southbank, Bertha DocHouse and Chelsea College of Arts. The festival will welcome to London some of the most exciting directors currently working in Chinese-language cinema and art. More...

The Chinese Erhu during the First World War

An evening of performance and discussion with Dr Colin Huehns. Friday 8th May, 7pm, UCL South Cloisters More...

Performance and [dis]ability

7 October 2013

Monday October 7, 5pm, Galton Lecture Theatre. Please join UCL Comparative Literature for a talk by Haiping Yan 颜海平(Shanghai Jiaotong University) on '"My Dream": an Intermedial Turn in Urban Aesthetics and Chinese Cosmopolitanism'.

Haiping Yan taught at Colorado, Michigan and UCLA, at Cornell's School of Criticism and Theory and as Director of Theatre Studies at Cornell before taking up her current position as Director of the Institute for Advanced Study in Media and Society at Shanghai Jiaotong University. Her specialties include comparative drama, theatre and multi-media performance, modernist aesthetics and critical theories, transnational studies of theatre and performance, and modern Chinese literary, cultural and social history. She has authored or edited many books, including Chinese Women Writers and the Feminist Imagination, 1905-1948 (2006); Theatre and Society: An Anthology of Contemporary Chinese Drama (ed. & intro, 1998); Globalization and the Development of Humanistic Studies (ed., 2006). Her ten-act historical play Li Shimin, Prince of Qin won China's First Prize for Excellence in Drama in 1980. She has long experience in organizing transnational institutional collaborations, especially focused on globalization and comparative humanities.

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